Skip to main content

A Day Out

I work for an amazing organisation that gives us a day off each month to go and have fun and enjoy life. Running a little late I had my June day off yesterday. S and I decided it was time for a bit of adventure and change of scenery so I headed to the kitchen to cook up a storm for picnic lunch (I love cooking) and yesterday we packed the blanket and the food and headed off.

Our destination - Mt Macedon and surrounds. It was a fabulous day for a picnic with the fog and drizzle that was no where to be seen on Sunday descending the closer we got to the mountains. But since we were on the road and thankfully equipped with blankets, beanies and coats we trekked on through the fog.

A trek to the Memorial Cross proved that the fog was spread far and wide but still provided an amazing view and an epiphany of sorts surrounding the height and size of Christ the Redeemer in Rio (one of the monuments on My List of things to see). The fog did part for a little while to provide a few good photos.

Then it was onto Hanging Rock for our picnic feast. The feast included Herb Rubbed Lamb Cutlets with a yoghurt and mint dipping sauce. Garlic prawns with a salad of greens, tomato and mint. Avocado and Fetta Mash (my current favourite), brie cheese, dips, crackers, and olive bread rounded out the savouries. For sweets we had Chocolate cake with ganache and the star attraction Profiteroles with lemon curd filling! All made by me. There was enough to feed many more than just the two of us, but i hate to be hungry. The upside was that there were plenty of leftovers for dinner. (All Recipes from Delicious - Simply The Best & More Please by Valli Little).

The park was wonderful enough to provide a bonfire for ambiance and warmth. Thank you Park Ranger.

After our fill of amazing food we debated about trekking up the rock but the weather was turning nasty and we didn't want to be stuck half way when the rain came down  So we moved on from the park and headed for a new spot. A short drive away we found ourselves at Trentham Falls. S and I have a history of finding waterfalls on our travels and this one was another to add to our list of discoveries.

The combination of great food, awesome company and the peace and quiet of the bush did the trick. I am feeling refreshed and ready to tackle another a week. Thank you work for providing a chance for me to celebrate life with my man on this winters day.



Popular posts from this blog

Thoughts and Feelings

Hi all,

It's such a great feeling to know that I have a place to to put my thoughts. Whether anyone reads them, or takes them on board, isn't really the point. It's about a safe place to download and share. The good, the bad, the exciting and the ugly.

While those close to me will know that the last 12 months have been tough and the last 6 more so, others will probably not have noticed a change in the business as usual version of me.  (aside from a lack of posting anything). Up until recently, I prided myself on that. On projecting that veneer to the world that everything is ok. But honestly inside I am sad. And it made me realise that we put on this veneer, this mask as if being the real version of ourselves would not be liked and accepted. That people would shun us and think less of us for showing our really feelings and our real lives.

In this day of social media and the desire to share the best bits of our lives with everyone (those we know and those we don't), have w…

Crushing on....

Do you ever get so obsessed with something that it's all you can think about? For an example a song, a dress, a culture or a food. I do. A lot. So I thought to help my obsession or to maybe even get me over my current obsessions I thought I would share them.

Food - Avocado and Feta Mash. Simple and oh so tasty. Just mash an avocado together with crumbled feta  Serve on toast, with tortilla chips, as a dish with poached eggs. Almost anywhere. Try adding extras like lemon juice, chopped tomatoes or fresh herbs. If you are in Melbourne head to Moulin Noir in Port Melbourne who do a mean version.Movie - So I am going to cheat here and go with a franchise of AMAZING movies. Fast & The Furious. Absolutely obsessed with these. and there is a new one out, Fast & Furious 6. Vin Diesel, Paul Walker,  fast cars and non stop action. Do I need to say more? Looking forward to seeing it this weekSong - Oh so hard to pick one but going with my movie theme it would have to be We Own It by 2…

Baking, Baking and more Baking

Thought I'd stop in and update you on what's been happening in life. It's all about Baking! And work and family. But Bakind has been keeping me busy. 
Here's a few pics of what I have put together for some clients recently. 
Chocolate Fudge Cupcakes
Blood Orange Syrup Cake
Gluten Free Beef and Ale Pies.
More to come as I spend another weekend baking.